Nebraska–Kearney Lopers

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Nebraska–Kearney Lopers
UniversityUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney
ConferenceThe MIAA
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorPaul Plinske
LocationKearney, Nebraska
Varsity teams17
Football stadiumRon & Carol Cope Stadium
Basketball arenaHealth and Sports Center
Baseball stadiumKearney Memorial Field
Fight song"We Fight for UNK!"
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]

UNK Lopers wordmark.svg
MIAA logo Nebraska–Kearney's colors

The University of Nebraska–Kearney Lopers are the sports teams of University of Nebraska at Kearney located in Kearney, Nebraska. They participate in the NCAA Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Conference affiliations[edit]

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Tennis Swimming and diving
Track and field Tennis
Wrestling Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor


The Lopers softball team appeared in the first three Women's College World Series in 1969, 1970 and 1971.[2]

Women's swim and dive[edit]

The Women's Swim and Dive team is an affiliate member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).


The mascot at University of Nebraska at Kearney is Louie, who has been at the college since the beginning. He is always at every UNK Athletic event cheering on the Lopers with the cheerleaders.[3]


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ UNK Graphics Standards and Quick Guide (PDF). Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  3. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Louie Loper".
  4. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field".
  5. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Cushing Pool".
  6. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Dryden Park".
  7. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Harmon Park".
  8. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Health & Sports Center".
  9. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Memorial Field".

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